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The Women, Peace, and Security Program at the Bush School to Host 5th Annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium

October 25, 2019

Women, Peace, and Security Poster

Women, Peace, and Security Poster

A diverse range of accomplished women will gather in College Station on November 15th to discuss the linkages between women, development and national security at the annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium.

This year’s symposium, hosted by the Program on Women, Peace, and Security Program at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M, will feature panels on global development and women’s economic empowerment, Texas perspectives on women, development, and security, and new research on women, peace, and security.

The 5th iteration of the annual symposium will feature retired Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as its keynote speaker. Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley is also founder of The Leadership Council of Women in National Security. Other featured speakers and panelists include Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, founder of the International Civil Society Action Network; Lyric Thompson of the International Center for Research on Women; Catherine Bertini, winner of the 2003 World Food Prize and former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Management; Dr. Elsa Murano of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture; Radhika Prabhu, Executive Director of the US-Pakistan Women’s Council; Dyan Gibbens, CEO of Trumbull Unmanned; Claire Harvey, CEO of Gryphon Oil and Gas; Laura Schilling, President of Pumpco Services, Inc.; and, the 2019 Bush School’s Women, Peace, and Security Capstone Team.

The women, peace, and security field developed out of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, and emphasizes the inclusion of women in peace negotiations and national security analyses. The director of the Bush School’s Program on Women, Peace, and Security, Dr. Valerie Hudson, has published numerous studies demonstrating the empirical relationships between women’s physical security, women’s equality within the home, and state peacefulness and stability.

The symposium will be held on November 15th from 9 AM to 6 PM at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, located adjacent to the George Bush Presidential Library. Registration and information are available here.